On Saturday night, the Sixers and Grizzlies meet for the first time this season.
Let’s get into our Sixers-Grizzlies betting preview, including odds, boosts, and picks.
After a string of games that saw the Sixers play shorthanded as they waited for a number of players clear the NBA’s COVID-19 protocol, the Sixers will be back in action on Saturday night missing only one starter, Seth Curry, and one bench player, Vincent Poirier due to health and safety protocols.
That isn’t to say the Sixers will be at full-health. Franchise center Joel Embiid is out with right knee soreness. Rotation players Furkan Korkmaz and Mike Scott are out with a left abductor strain and right knee swelling, respectively.
Memphis had not released an injury update as of 3:30PM ET.
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Rookie Ja Morant, who was listed as questionable for Friday’s postponed game against Minnesota, could make his return to the Grizzlies’ lineup for the first time since December 28. He’s missed eight games for Memphis thus far, with his team going 4-4 including a 3-0 stretch in their past three games.
Philadelphia has won two games in a row after dropping three consecutive games to Brooklyn without Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant, Denver when the Sixers had seven available players, and Atlanta when the Sixers had a similarly short bench.
Sixers vs. Grizzlies Odds
Here’s the line for the Sixers and Grizzlies at DraftKings Sportsbook:
- Spread: Sixers +1.5, Grizzlies -1.5
- Moneyline: Sixers +102, Grizzlies -122
- Total: 221